A man has died in police custody, after crashing his car through a fence in Melbourne in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Around 4am, police responded to reports a car had crashed through a fence and into the front yard of a premises on Murphy Street in Preston.
The man was having erratically inside the vehicle, police say, before getting out and confronting the officers.
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“Officers attempted to restrain the agitated man before he appeared to become unresponsive,” Victoria police said in a statement.
“Attending officers immediately called for medical assistance and performed CPR on the man however he couldn’t be revived.”
The circumstances surrounding the man’s death are being investigated by the Homicide Squad.
Due to the death occurring while in police custody, the Professionals Standards Command will oversee the investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au